Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sean Grigsby

Sean Grigsby is a professional firefighter in central Arkansas, where he writes about lasers, aliens, and guitar battles with the Devil when he’s not fighting dragons. He grew up on Goosebumps books in Memphis, Tennessee, and hosts the Cosmic Dragon podcast.

Grigsby's latest novel is Daughters of Forgotten Light.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
Right now, I’m finishing up Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames, which is the sequel to Kings of the Wyld, both from Orbit Books.

I read KotW last year and loved it. It’s all about mercenary bands that are treated like rock stars, because they hunt down dangerous monsters and kill them. Time has passed since the golden age of monster killing, and the greatest band in the land, Saga, is getting put back together by leader Golden Gabe, in order to save his daughter Rose from a horde of monsters closing in on her and her fellow mercs.

In Bloody Rose, the story continues with the titular character and her band, who hire a new bard, Tam. Through Tam’s POV, we see Rose, her rabbit-eared beau, an inkwitch, a shape-shifter, and a satyr take on monsters in the arena circuit before they go for one final contract, a real contract, paying them to kill the legendary Simurg or, Dragoneater. No one believes the monster actually exists, but that’s not the worst part. What if it actually does exist?

Eames and I have similar styles of storytelling. It’s fun, action-packed, and a pure adventure through and through.
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--Marshal Zeringue